Your Song

Eb  Ab/Eb  Bb/Eb  Ab/Eb

Eb               Abmaj7  Bb/D           Gm
It's a little bit funny  this feeling inside
Cm             Cm/Bb         Am7b5   Ab
I'm not one of those who can   easily hide
Eb/Bb             Bb      G/B       Cm
I don't have much money but boy if I did
Eb           Fm7           Ab           Bb    Bbsus   Bb
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
Eb            Fm7      Ab             Eb  Ab/Eb  Eb
My gift is my song and this one's for you

Bb/D            Cm        Fm7          Ab
And you can tell everybody this is your song
Bb/D      Cm               Fm7          Ab
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
Cm
I hope you don't mind
Cm/Bb                 Am7b5              Ab6
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
Eb/G         Ab6            Ab               Bb  Bbsus  Bb
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

Eb   Ab/Eb   Bb/Eb  Ab/Eb

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

© 1969 Dick James Music, Inc

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Katniss October 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Thank you for this! It’s just what I needed!

Harry January 16, 2013 at 10:29 pm

You made my night, thanks!

Matt Morgan May 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Thank you this helped me :)

devon August 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

is this for a piano or guitar

mg September 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I transcribed it on piano. It can be played on the guitar in this key, however you may want to transpose it and use a capo to make it easier. I don’t have any auto-transpose features available at this time.

KT November 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I played it on the guitar with the capo on the first fret and then play it as you were playing in the key of D (which is acutally Eb with the capo) and it sounded great. You can do the nice intro by playing the open D string (Eb) repeatedly while moving the inversion voicings up and then back down the neck of the guitar. Awesome, classic song. Have fun!

Laquara January 3, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Thank you for contributing this. Very nice, very helpful!

Rob Glen February 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I love the Bb with D in the bass. That is genius.

alan toon July 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Nice to see an accurate rendition of this really great song. I’ve seen more poor transcriptions of this than just about anything else so well done for getting it right. I’ve tried it in G C and E flat with capo on 3rd and sing it really badly no matter what the key! But what a great piece of music. Thanks Elt and Bernie.

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